Miami Law's faculty and administration look forward to welcoming you as a new member of our law school. We are excited to have you join our community. Your orientation serves as an introduction to your classmates, faculty and other members of the Miami Law family.
The Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Orientation is designed to introduce you to everything Miami Law has to offer, including our world-class educational programs, our law school culture, and our alumni and community connections.
All Orientation events are mandatory unless otherwise indicated.
Monday, July 9th
Alumni Reception for Admitted Students
5:30 p.m. Registration, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, 1111 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2500, Miami, FL 33131
Business attire. Attendance is strongly encouraged, but not required.
Join Miami Law alumni for a reception in your honor to recognize and celebrate your entry into the Class of 2021. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to meet many of your new classmates, and our accomplished, influential, and supportive alumni. Hosted by Juan C. Enjamio, JD ’86, outstanding alumnus and partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.
Tuesday, July 31st – Monday, August 6th
How to Read a Case: Demystifying Legal Opinions
Presented by Legal Communication and Research Skills (LCOMM) faculty
MANDATORY - Sign up for one session when you register for orientation
Reading a judicial opinion for the first time often raises more questions than answers. What do the different sections mean? Why are various numbers scattered throughout the opinion? Which legal authorities informed the court’s decision? How can I find those authorities? Which courts will be bound by this opinion?
During this session, we will teach you to navigate judicial opinions efficiently and effectively. We will also introduce you to case briefs—documents in which you summarize and organize the most important information from a case.
Tuesday, July 31: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.*
Wednesday, August 1: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.*
Thursday, August 2: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.* or 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
Monday, August 6: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
*IT (1 hr) will precede all LCOMM Sessions. The IT sessions are optional.
Monday, August 6th
New and Returning Students Meet-Up
4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Yardhouse at Village of Merrick Park, 320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Mingle with new and returning Miami Law students before the semester begins! Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
Wednesday, August 8th
HOPE Day of Service
Campus Services on the Bass Bricks
Thursday, August 9th
Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Programming
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. -- Cane ID representatives on site in Room A216B
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Official Orientation Program (additional details forthcoming)
Friday, August 10th
Legal Education and Professionalism (LEAP) Programming Continued
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. -- Official Orientation Program (additional details forthcoming)
Student Bar Association Social
Sunday, August 12th
As we approach your arrival to Miami Law, please take note of these tasks, reminders, and key dates.